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South Australia

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, insights and advice across your region.

South Australia

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, insights and advice across your region.

Housing availability and affordability remain firmly fixed as the number one challenge that our nation faces.

Increased spending on public housing, build-to-rent housing options, and mortgage and deposit incentives are just some of the initiatives that will play their part in addressing the critical home shortage.  But there is so much more that needs to be dealt with before we even get to a start on site with a new home build.

An adequate and affordable supply of land ready to build on is front and centre. However, as we all know, bringing land to market, whether it be infill or greenfield sites requires enormous resources and significant periods of time. Critical to this process is the provision of infrastructure, water, sewer, power, roads, and stormwater drainage that often need to be planned and delivered years ahead of when they might be needed.

This is where the real future planning is being done now, with design and funding arrangements needing to be sorted well before the real work on site can begin.

Stephen Knight
Stephen Knight
Executive Director
South Australia
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23 Feb
Australia set to fall 200,000 homes short of target

“Australia is set to commence construction on little more than a million new homes over the next five years, almost 200,000 short of the Australian government’s target,” stated HIA Senior Economist Tom Devitt.

22 Feb
Inquiry into the Help to Buy Bill and Help to Buy Consequential Provisions Bill 2023

HIA provided a submission into the Help to Buy Bill 2023 and the Help to Buy (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023, herein referred to as the Help to Buy Bills.

22 Feb
Addressing skilled trades shortages key for NT Budget and upcoming election

“The upcoming Northern Territory budget presents a key opportunity for the Government to focus attention on measures to support increased housing supply and the delivery of much-needed homes in the Territory,” HIA Executive Director, Luis Espinoza said today.

22 Feb
Land Development Pre-DCR Clearance Process

New fast-tracked process to access land titles earlier for eligible developments.

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National Construction Code 2022

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28 Feb
Engineered Stone and Waterproofing Workshop

Engaging and in-depth look at engineered stone and waterproofing with implications that impact your business.

29 Feb
HIA-Panasonic Industry Outlook Breakfast

Hear the latest economic forecasts and trends to help you make better business decisions, featuring key presenters from HIA’s Economics Team as well as guest speakers.

01 Mar
HIA-Origin Energy Industry Outlook Breakfast

Hear the latest economic forecasts and trends to help you make better business decisions, featuring key presenters from HIA’s Economics Team as well as guest speakers.

01 Mar
HIA-Australian Gas Networks Golf Day

There’s more to a round of golf at a HIA Golf Day than just a relaxing hit of the ball. Catch up with industry friends or make new ones in an enjoyable environment.

HIA Awards

HIA Awards provide home builders and designers the opportunity to receive recognition, and showcase their work to the broader industry. Winners and finalists not only receive extensive media promotion for their business, they also get the opportunity to promote themselves as an industry leader.

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Home of the Year

Winner: Craig Linke Bespoke Building

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Custom Built Home

Winner: Hocking Constructions

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Renovation / Addition Project

Winner: Craig Linke Bespoke Building

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Careers & learning

Learning a new skill or adding to your existing knowledge is the best way to advance your career and help reignite your passion for getting up in the morning and doing a job that you love. It's not just about what you can learn but also how you can use your new found knowledge to reach the next step in where you want your career to go.

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26 Feb
CPC40320 Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Estimator)

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of estimators and schedulers in the building and construction field who may have responsibility for the preparation of estimates and quotations for construction works.

26 Feb
Low-rise Site Supervisor QLD

This is the short course you must complete if you are based in Queensland and want to apply for a low-rise site supervisor license with QBCC.

26 Feb
CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

This certificate course is designed for building and construction personnel who wish to gain valuable skills as a professional builder in the low rise residential sector.

26 Feb
CPC40320 Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Contract Admin)

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of contract administrators in the building and construction field who may have responsibility for the preparation and administration of building contracts.

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Building it right

HIA’s experienced Building and planning services team can help you navigate residential building legislation and keep your project on track.

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Getting approval to build

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Managing your safety

We have been helping businesses like yours for over a decade by offering safety checks and site-specific safety systems designed to meet current workplace health and safety requirements.

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Managing your business

HIA’s expert workplace advisors can offer you bespoke support to help you navigate the maze of compliance in the building industry.

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